Hicks, son of Jeffrey and Elizabeth Hicks, is a senior at Greenwood and plans to study aeronautical engineering at Purdue. He has participated on several athletic teams while logging more than more than 400 hours of community service.
Smith, a senior at Center Grove and the daughter of Ronald and Anita Smith, will also attend Purdue, where she will study materials science and mechanical engineering. She helped to start Johnson County’s first girls robotics league and has been involved in Scouts, working specifically to encourage girls to get involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.
Hicks and Smith were chosen because of their community service, academic performance, leadership and character.